How do you create harmony?
Sharing data with key trading partners
along the value chain streamlines operations, improves forecast
accuracy, removes costs, and can increase revenues if operationalized
effectively. To do this, a modern and flexible analytics platform is
needed to connect relevant parties across the value chain. The modern
analytics platform of choice must support the following key
- Disparate Data– Managing disparate data sets is mandatory
for sharing data sets between companies. If a manufacturer shares sales
and forecast information with a distributor, the distributor will
inevitably want to blend that data with their own internal data for a
complete view of their business.
- Syndicated Data – Retailers own point of sale data,
wholesalers and manufacturers do not. Retailers send sales data back to
wholesalers and manufacturers but so do data services like Nielsen, IRI, and NPD.
Wholesalers and manufacturers will always want to combine actuals data
from the retailers they sell through with their internal planning and
- Governance – Sharing data with key trading partners will
streamline operations; sharing the wrong information with key trading
partners will decimate your business. A robust governance model is a
- Embedded Analytics – Suppliers
and customers will have existing systems set up to communicate and
collaborate. A modern analytics platform must be able to seamlessly
embed into any existing supplier portals or customer portals.
The good news is the Qlik Visual Analytics Platform
was purpose built for collaboration with key suppliers and key
customers. Some of Qlik’s largest customers use Qlik to communicate with
their suppliers and their customers in a simple, secure, and elegant
fashion. I invite you to find out for yourself, and take the Qlik Consumer Good Demo for a test drive!
Want to know more about how Qlik helps customers manage the
complexities of their supply chain? You can hear it from Scott Jennings
in person May 23-25 in Phoenix, AZ at the Gartner Supply Chain Management Executive Conference. You can also drop by Booth #603 to come pay us a visit!